I came across this story in a newsgroup a long time ago and don’t know who it is by.
A woman came out of her house and saw 3 old men with long white beards sitting in her front yard. She did not recognize them. She said “I don’t think I know you, but you must be hungry. Please come in and have something to eat.”
“We do not go into a house together,” they replied. “Why is that?” she asked.
One of the old men explained: “His name is Wealth,” he said pointing to one of his friends, and said pointing to another one, “He is Success, and I am Love.” Then he added, “Now which one of us you want in your home.”
She first thought, “Since that is the case, let me invite in Wealth. Let him come and fill my home with wealth!” Then she thought Success, might be better. Then she thought, “Wouldn’t it be better to invite Love as then my home would be filled with Love!”
So she chose Love to be her guest.
The woman asked the 3 old men, “Which one of you is Love? Please come in and be my guest.”
Love got up and started walking toward the house. The other 2 also got up and followed him. Surprised, the lady asked Wealth and Success: “I only invited Love, Why are you coming in?”
The old men replied together: “If you had invited Wealth or Success, the other two of us would’ve stayed out, but since you invited Love, wherever he goes, we go with him. Wherever there is Love, there is also Wealth and Success!”